I like bats and appreciate having them around our garden, but I am quite afraid
of them. When I was a child I was told that bats can tangled into your hair,
a thought which filled me with horror. Even now that I know it's not true,
when a bat flies inside our window, I have to duck under a blanket.
But in many of these portraits, bats actually look quite cute!
Biho Takashi, Bat before the Moon, ca. 1910, via the Brooklyn Museum
Charles L. Ripper, Bats, 1954, and Maurice Sendak, The Bat-Poet, 1963,
Vladimir Fedotov, Whose legs?, 1970, and D. Chaikin, thanks to polny_shkaf
Józef Wilkon, Nietoperz, 1994
Janell Cannon, Stellaluna